Joe Scarborough Slams Gingrich's 'Hate Speech'

Morning Joe thinks Newt's getting rich off throwing red meat at cable news

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 12, 2010 2:21 PM CDT

(Newser) – We're gonna guess that Joe Scarborough is off Newt Gingrich's Christmas card list. The MSNBC host—and former Republican Revolutionary—absolutely savages Gingrich in a column for Politico today, calling him a “cartoonish cable news fixture” who “smears” anyone he disagrees with. “The same politician who once saw himself as a latter-day Winston Churchill—sent by God to save Western civilization—now gets rich off political hate speech.”

What else can you call it when a man accuses Kathleen Sebelius of acting “in the spirit of Soviet tyranny,” or calls Barack Obama “as great a threat to America as Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union.” And then there are his attacks on Islam—which might actually put our troops in danger. It’s sad, because “unlike the ideological tools who pollute prime-time cable shows ... Newt Gingrich knows better.” He’s chosen to deal in “childish political insults” purely because “rage is good for business.” If he doesn't rein it in, his party could once again pay the political price.

Why should conservatives care what Scarborough thinks? Click here.

Newt Gingrich holds a press conference on September 30, 2010 in Denver, Colorado.   (Getty Images)
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